|Five Pocono Mountain West High School students earned awards after presenting their research projects to a panel of judges at the 56th Annual Regional Meeting of The Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) at Wilkes University.|
The West students were among 39 Pocono Mountain School District students and 750 students from over 7 counties in Northeastern PA who presented their research projects to a panel of judges at the prestigious science competition.
Earning First Awards at the competition were:
Earning Second Awards at the competition were:
- Taylor Bertram, grade 10, research category - Behavioral Science, project – “Verbal vs Nonverbal Cues”
- Paulida Tes, grade 12, research category – Mathematics, project – “The Calculus of Rainbows”
- Andrew Tieszen, grade 11, research category – Physics, project – “Which Type of Airplane Flap is Most Efficient?”
Also, Paulida Tes earned a Perseverance Award, which are presented to seniors who have participated in PJAS Regional Competition for a minimum of three years.
- Ria James, grade 11, research category - Behavioral Science, project – “Do Dogs Have an Effect on Human Blood Pressure?”
- Evan Simmons, grade 10, research category – Zoology, project –“Are Dugesia tigrina Negatively Phototactic? “
First Award winners will join over 3,000 students from all over the state to compete at the PJAS State Meeting held at The Pennsylvania State University on May 14-16.
(Information and photo provided by Pocono Mountain School District PJAS Advisors Dr. Susan Thackara, Maureen Elswick, Michael Blough, and Suzanne Croll)